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Inside Track: Go Green

Inside Track: Go Green

After watching a Discovery Channel show documenting how residents of Greensburg, Kansas, were rebuilding their tornado-ridden city as a "model green community," horse industry veterans Chad and Tammy Hassenpflug became determined to support that community in a special way.

Florida QH Track Backers Still Active

Florida QH Track Backers Still Active

Florida's only harness track and several Thoroughbred industry executives are making plans for Quarter Horse racing, with potentially lucrative poker rooms serving as part of the attraction.

New York OTB Gets Calder Signal

New York OTB Gets Calder Signal

After the start of Calder Race Course's opening-day card of nine races April 21, the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association agreed to permit the racetrack to send its signal to New York's off-track betting companies. Six OTB outlets in that state received the signal for the last three races.

Gulfstream Park Cuts Slots

Gulfstream Park Cuts Slots

Magna Entertainment Corp. has overhauled the ailing slots operation at its Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino complex by reducing the amount of machines it offers and expanding its simulcasting area.

Gulfstream Park to Test for 'Milkshakes'

Following in the footsteps of sister track Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park announced that it expects to implement testing horses for "milkshaking," the force feeding of an alkalizing solution that typically contains bicarbonate, some time during its 2005 meet.

Florida Track Bags Show Wagering on All Races

In an unusual move, Pompano Park in South Florida has eliminated show wagering on all races for the 129-night meet that begins Oct. 10 and concludes May 1, 2004.

State Questions Gulfstream-Pompano Simulcasts

A week-old agreement between Gulfstream Park and neighboring Standardbred track Pompano Park to exchange simulcast signals may be imperiled by the opinion of the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering that such an agreement violates state law.

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